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Some of the Bengals' best receivers in franchise history wore the No. 80.

We are now 80 days from the start of the 2015 NFL season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

For the rest of the offseason, we'll be counting down the days with a look back at that number and which previous Bengals wore it on their jersey. Here's a look at the history of the No. 80:

Ken Johnson ................... 1971-77

Cris Collinsworth ............. 1981-86, ’87 (Games 1-2)

Tom Brown ..................... 1987 (Games 4-5)

Cris Collinsworth ............. 1987 (Games 6-15), ’88

Lynn James .................... 1990-91

Carl Pickens (81) ............ 1992-94

David Dunn ..................... 1995-97, ’98 (Game 1)

Willie Jackson ................. 1998 (Games 2-16), ’99

Peter Warrick .................. 2000-04

Nate Lawrie ..................... 2007-08

Chase Coffman ............... 2009-10

Orson Charles ................. 2012

The No. 80 jersey has a very significant history in Cincinnati, and most of it has been at wide receiver. Carl Pickens and Cris Collinsworth are among the franchise leaders in nearly every receiving category. Pickens ranks 2nd in receiving touchdowns, 3rd in yards and 2nd in receptions. Collinsworth ranks 3rd in receptions, 6th in touchdowns and 4th in receiving yards.

Peter Warrick was known more for his explosive returns, but he does rank 15th in career catches and 16th in both receiving yards and touchdowns.

Defensive end Ken Johnson played in 79 career games with the Bengals, including 36 starts in an era when sacks were not a recorded statistic.

*Note Pickens actually wore No. 80 and 81 during his career with the Bengals